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January 05, 2006

Vouchers Update: Unconstitutional Because They Worked Really Well

The rationale for striking down Florida's voucher program:

In a 5-2 ruling, the high court said the program undermines the public schools and violates the Florida Constitution’s requirement of a uniform system of free public education.

"Undermine" apparently means "embarrass by outperforming" and the Florida Constitution, I guess, requires a uniformly bad system of public education, especially for minorities.

Say Anything notes:


Most remarkable has been minority student progress. While the percentage of white third-graders reading at or above grade level has increased to 78% from 70% in 2001, the percentage among Hispanic third-graders has climbed from 46% to 61%, and among blacks from 36% to 52%. Graduation rates for Hispanic students have increased from 52.8% before the program started to 64% today; and for black students from 48.7% to 57.3%. Minority schoolchildren are not making such academic strides anywhere else.

Rob's shocked the NAACP opposed the voucher program.

I'm not. It's really not in their interests, when you think about it.


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